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Illinois State Capitol Building

Following sentencing of former House Speaker Mike Madigan’s chief of staff, Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias announced a series of ethics reforms to strengthen enforcement and require more transparency and disclosure regarding the financial dealings of lobbyists. House Bill 4591 […]

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NY State Capitol - by formulanone

Gov. Kathy Hochul vetoed legislation inspired by the 2023 session’s chief judge battle. Senate Bill 4152 would have required lobbying groups to disclose spending on campaigns for or against gubernatorial nominees to state office, including the nomination or confirmation of […]

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Oakland, California - by James BeBop

The City Council recently passed an ordinance codifying lobbyist registration fees and fee penalties. The registration fee is $500 with a late filing fee of $10 per day for registrations and reports and a fee cap of $1,000. The ordinance […]

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Michigan State Capitol - By Brian Charles Watson

The Bureau of Elections posted the Lobby Registration Act 2024 Reporting Thresholds, which change every year in January to reflect the change in the consumer price index for Detroit. The registration thresholds for individual lobbyist compensation and for employer expenditures […]

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NY State Capitol - by formulanone

The Appellate Division, Third Department granted a stay and injunction in the matter of Cuomo v. COELIG. The state Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government issued a statement from Chair Frederick A. Davie and Executive Director Sandford N. Berland […]

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A Sarasota commissioner has proposed an act to require lobbyist registration for any person hired for the purpose of lobbying. The act is intended to diminish clandestine lobbying done in secret by private individuals. This act will affect anyone paid […]

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North Carolina State Legislative Building

The General Assembly passed House Bill 259 on September 22. Gov. Roy Cooper has indicated he will not veto the bill and allow the bill to become law without his signature. House Bill 259 increases the lobbyist and principal registration […]

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British Columbia Legislature

On September 11, the City Council of Kelowna, British Columbia established a Lobbyist Registry Council Policy. The aim stated in the new policy, Council Policy 390 Lobbyist Registry, is to promote transparency by establishing registration and disclosure requirements for those […]

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Oakland, California - by James BeBop

The Oakland Ethics Commission passed a Master Fee Schedule including a newly added annual lobbyist registration fee of $500 and a late filing fee of $10 per day for registrations and reports. The City Council approved the inclusion of the […]

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Washington State Capitol Building - Cacophony

Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1317 and Senate Bill 5152, updating campaign and lobbying rules in response to current technologies and practices involving online activity and social media. House Bill 1317 was designed to shed light on special interest […]

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More ethics and campaign finance changes happening at the state level. Check out which states are making moves in today’s NYCU Video Digest!  

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On April 24, a bill relating to lobbying activities by political subdivisions was introduced into the Iowa Senate. Senate Bill 639 would enact new statutes concerning political subdivisions contracting with or otherwise compensating a person to lobby on behalf of […]

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The city of Chicago’s lobbyist ethics training for 2018-2019 is now available. The deadline to complete the mandatory training is before 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 1. The ethics training course is available at the Chicago Board of Elections website.

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      National:  Constraints on Presidency Being Redefined in Trump Era, Report Fallout Shows MSN – Ashley Parker and Josh Dawsey (Washington Post) | Published: 4/22/2019 The events that have followed the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report threaten to redefine […]

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